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5 days ago
ICYMI: check out the latest video from The Jerry Cans / Pai Gaalaqautikkut for their single, “Swell (My Brother),” featuring some stunning footage of their home in Nunavut.
Commenting on the inspiration for the video, drummer Stephen Rigby says: “I wanted to show the everyday beauty of Nunavut and why people choose to live here. I basically filmed the places where I spend all of my spare time at home and wanted to show how peaceful it is. Also, as I filmed more and figured that I would be filming everyone individually, I felt it gave the video a sense of being and feeling alone. The thing about it is that when we all feel alone at the same time you can realize that you actually aren’t, because we’re all alone together."
The theme of isolation captured in the video, with each band member performing alone, is one of coincidence with the current global pandemic and most people staying home. The song and its accompanying video deal with the idea of loneliness head-on to tackle the broader issue of suicide, as it’s a matter that is deeply personal for the band.
Andrew Morrison, lead singer and guitar player explains: “Swell (My Brother)” is a song that breaks our hearts to sing, and that broke our heart to write. Over the course of creating “Echoes,” our new album, two of our childhood friends died by suicide. Before the current pandemic, Nunavut has been struggling with a pandemic of its own.
Losing family and friends to suicide this way is not new for the band - or anyone who has spent any time in Nunavut. But this song came out of the anger, sorrow, and frustration of this experience. Even as we grow up, we never seem to outgrow these feelings.
At this point, we could offer statistics that would bring tears to your eyes. We will not do that. To us, these statistics are so much more than that. They are our friends, our family members, and our community members. “Swell (My Brother)” is a song to honour all.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=QbulePITfQY&feature=youtu.beOfficial music video for "Swell (My Brother)" by The Jerry Cans. Follow The Jerry Cans Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejerrycans/ Instagram: ww... ... See MoreSee Less
Continuing from our post yesterday, here is the brand new video for “16 Seconds” from TULLARA. Enjoy!
m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=GsH2PxVIUQYTullara - 16 Seconds - Single Released May 8th SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/track/6nH54k5icwkK52YyTN2hk3 iTUNES/APPLE MUSIC: music.apple.com/au/... ... See MoreSee Less
ICYMI, veteran Toronto singer-songwriter John Borra (Rattlesnake Choir) released his latest video last Friday for the song, “Hambre And Dolores,” a track taken from his acclaimed “Blue Wine” album. The video is quite unique, comprised of scenes from a 1923 film version of Oscar Wilde’s play “Salome.”
"Hunger and pain are both represented in the video and the song. There's also a longing for the object of the characters' affection in both the song and video,” shares John. “The running dance subplot intersects with the 'question begging dancer' line in the choruses and provides a nice backdrop for the other things going on. I also think having someone dancing in a music video isn't something that necessarily has to be 'explained'. But I do think it works with the lyrics."
m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&feature=emb_logo&v=adVR-98matcFrom the album 'Blue Wine' by John Borra. Released January 31, 2020 on Cousin Jeb Records. 'Hambre and Dolores' Written by John Borra & Eva H.D. Produced by ... ... See MoreSee Less
No words required... just enjoy.
Dear Canada: We asked for your voices, and you delivered. Watch Canadians join Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy in a powerful performance of "Lost Together."
Interview with Jim Cuddy: www.cbc.ca/1.5567456 ... See MoreSee Less
One of the truly great Canadian songs... Thanks for sharing
As #SnappyWeek continues, here’s a live performance of “Trainhopper” from Northern Quarter - Band - recorded in Edmonton prior to the release of the single.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVJCQT3PDRAAs part of the upcoming TV show, 'The Moment', we were filmed live in Edmonton at Union Hall performing a selection of our original songs. ... See MoreSee Less
Continuing our #SnappyWeek of great new music with this video for “Summer Nights In Montreal” from Jill Barber & Yann Perreau, as featured in our new singles article yesterday. m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_TuCzF66ezYThe third single from Jill Barber's upcoming album, Entre Nous! Out June 19 on Outside Music. Listen & presave here: ffm.to/entrenous ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Did you see this awesome “insta-live” video for “Call Your Friends” shared recently by Scenic Route to Alaska? Check it out here:
m.youtube.com/watch?v=2GBTZ0y3-hkOfficial music video for "Call Your Friends" by Scenic Route to Alaska. Stream the single here: smarturl.it/call-your-friends Song written and perform... ... See MoreSee Less
Good tune and neat video concept. Their track “Give a Little” is such a good song and video too.
4 weeks ago
As a highly regarded lead guitarist with StephenStanleyMusic, Chris Bennett takes center-stage here with a composition of his own. Check out his video for “Disenchanted World,” released just now.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=taqtLShbUKkI'm in the process of finishing a record under my own name. Of course I've had to hit the pause button over the last month - some things must wait. But with ... ... See MoreSee Less
In our feature yesterday, we made reference to a collaboration between MEL PARSONS (NZ) and Ron Sexsmith - here’s the music video for “Don’t Wait” (Ron does not appear in the video, but you can’t miss his harmonies).
m.youtube.com/watch?v=6-_YFM1G7IUFrom 'Drylands' album out Nov 4th 2016 via MGM. Mel Parsons 'Drylands' Australian Release Tour (w/ Anika Moa): 24 Nov - Adelaide - The Wheatsheaf 26 Nov - Me... ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy a clip from one of Québec's true treasures, Daniel Bélanger. If you're not familiar with his music, this is a great time to start exploring his discography!
Daniel Bélanger a chanté « Il y a tant à faire » hier à Tout le monde en parle! ... See MoreSee Less